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File #: 57233    Version: 1 Name: Expanding the Snow Emergency Zone
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2019 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 10/15/2019 Final action: 10/15/2019
Enactment date: 10/27/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-00073
Title: Amending Section 12.1335 of the Madison General Ordinances to expand the boundaries of the “Snow Emergency Zone.”
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Patrick W. Heck, Michael E. Verveer, Grant Foster, Marsha A. Rummel, Tag Evers
Attachments: 1. Map
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance change expands the Snow Emergency Zone (SEZ) and exempts the streets within the expanded zone from alternate-side parking restrictions unless the City declares a snow emergency.
Traffic Engineering estimates that the change would require approximately 900 signs to fabricate and install at a cost of $50,000. Costs in 2019 would be approximately $5,000 to sign the boundaries of the expanded area and can be absorbed within existing resources. Remaining signs would be fabricated and installed as budgets allowed.
It is the City’s intention to expand the Clean Streets Clean Lakes zone (CSCL) to match the expanded SEZ to increase street sweeping activities and allow for a weekly opportunity to plow to the curb within the zone. Expanding CSCL can be done administratively by the City Engineer and does not require an ordinance change. Signing for this conversion is estimated to cost approximately $200,000 to put stickers on existing signs (1,600) and install new signs (1,470) where needed. A companion resolution (Legistar 57211) will be introduced to fund these costs by transferring existing budget authority from the Streets Division Emerald Ash Borer capital project to a new project in Traffic Engineering. Additional costs of $60,000 to $100,000 to permanently sign the area will be funded over the next few years by the Stormwater Utility in support of the street sweeping activities.
Parking Enforcement does not foresee any material operating expense impact due to this change. Parking Enforcement Officers will spend more time patrolling the areas outside of the SEZ when snow emergencies are not in effect.
Alternate Side Parking (ASP) citations are $20 and revenue from 7,164 citations for the November 2018 - March 2019 season was $143,280. SEZ citations are $60 for a ticket and $120 if the vehicle is towed. Revenue from 4,179 citations for the same period was $250,740. Revenue impacts of the change are difficult to estimate and are depende...

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